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Highthorn: Jobs, tourism, coal and climate change among final arguments

The public hearing on the controversial Highthorn opencast mine concluded yesterday as the four parties made their final arguments.

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Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland; John Grundy, Nicola Wardle from Northumberland County Council and Jeannie Kielty from The Banks Group.

Duchess views final plans for LOVE Awards

The Duchess of Northumberland has been hearing about the final plans for the seventh annual LOVE Northumberland awards, which she is due to present to winning groups and individuals on Wednesday, July 5.

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The Duchess of Northumberland presents Grange View First School with the runner-up award in the school waste category at last years ceremony. Picture by Andrew Bryson Photography.

Deadline is looming for contest

The deadline is fast approaching for the submission of entries to the 2017 LOVE Northumberland Awards.

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Free packs help school students to get planting

Hundreds of free trees have been sent to schools and community groups across Northumberland thanks to the Woodland Trust.

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Serial fly-tipper brought to justice

A fly-tipper who left a trail of waste across the countryside in Northumberland has been prosecuted by the county council.

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Five of the strangest things found down drains in the North East - a bra.

Five of the strangest things in our drains

A bra, an unopened can of lager, false teeth and even an animal skull have all caused blockages in the North East’s sewer and drains networks.

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Crackdown on illegal fishing

Crackdown on illegal fishing

Environment Agency officers checked more than 400 rod licences in an Easter weekend crackdown on illegal fishing.

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Bin collections over Easter

Bin collections over Easter

Residents are reminded all bin collections across Northumberland will be one day late after Bank Holiday Monday.

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Litter on verges beside the A1

A clean sweep for the county’s major roads

Tonnes of rubbish are being removed from Northumberland major roads during an in-depth clean-up ahead of the main tourist season.

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Agency focus on Pont area

The Environment Agency is in the early stages of exploring options to reduce the risk of flooding in Ponteland.

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A warning has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Warning over illegal waste dumping

Almost a third of agricultural businesses and rural land owners across the North East, Yorkshire and Humber have had illegal waste dumped on their land in the last three years, according to new research.

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The front cover of this year's Visitor Guide.

New visitor guide will be hot off press at North Tourism Fair

This year’s Northumberland Coast AONB Visitor Guide will be hot off the press in time for the North Tourism Fair next week in Alnwick.

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The close season for coarse fishing on rivers starts tomorrow.

River patrols planned as coarse fishing close season starts

Anglers are being reminded that the close season for coarse fishing in rivers starts tomorrow.

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A male hen harrier in flight. Picture by Andy Hay, RSPB Images

Have you spotted one of these birds?

The RSPB is calling on eagled-eyed wildlife fans to keep a look out for hen harriers, one of England’s rarest birds of prey.

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Pictured at the official acceptance of the transfer are, front, Sam Beattie from Isoss Morpeth office and Morpeth Mayor Andrew Tebbutt. Behind them, from left, are Coun Nic Best representing Morpeth Town Council's allotments committee, Tracey Bell, Clerk to the town council and Rebecca Summers and Lewis Rimington from Isos.

Council grows number of allotment plots it runs in town by 28

A set of allotments in Morpeth are now back in community ownership.

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RSPB calls for action as birds of prey continue to be killed

RSPB calls for action as birds of prey continue to be killed

Illegal persecution of birds of prey is still happening all too regularly in the countryside, including Northumberland, according to the RSPB’s Birdcrime 2015 report.

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Project volunteer David Tunnell, left, Coun Ian Lindley and Lesley Tweddle.

New polytunnel planned for horticulture project

A community horticulture project in Morpeth is going from strength to strength, as plans are now in place to grow its facilities.

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Coun Andrew Tebbutt by a couple of the trees that were cut down outside County Hall on Saturday.

Removal of trees at County Hall site angers residents

The felling of some trees outside County Hall in Morpeth has been strongly criticised by residents and councillors.

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Fly-tipping near Norham

Asbestos fly-tipping cases soar across Northumberland

A surge of asbestos fly-tipping incidents across Northumberland is causing environmental and health concerns.

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The blackbird was the most common playground visitor in 2016. Picture courtesy of RSPB

Schools can take part in Birdwatch

Children all over Northumberland are swapping books for binoculars to take part in the UK’s biggest schools wildlife survey.

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